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Jan 27, 2010 3:05am EST
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CSPAN
Jan 27, 2010 7:00am EST
start talking about cutting social security and medicare and medicaid, probably the two main things basically bleeding us dry. but basically it is suicide to talk about those two. so we are going to have to go with, i guess, the spending cuts that he suggested. that is basically all i have to say. host: little rock, arkansas. paul on the republican line. caller: the morning, greta. i would like the president to talk about jobs and the economy. and during the campaign he promised to save millions of jobs. also promised to create millions of dollars. since he has been president he has created a huge deficit, sent $100 million to haiti, and there are many people right here in america who are unemployed, people who need jobs, and i feel that he should concentrate on taking care of the american people first. host: that is the headline in "the wall street journal" and "the new york times." it says -- host: new york city, luis, independent line. the trustee secretary will be testifying about what he knew about aig and that will be at 10:00 a.m. eastern time live on c-span3. also testifying
FOX News
Jan 27, 2010 5:00pm EST
, do i think the constitution -- yeah. do you think programs like social security and medicare represent socialism and should have never been created in the first place? gosh, democrats, this is a scary question. another trap. you know what? it's only scary if you don't know who you are or what you believe in. i'm an american. i read. i believe in the constitution. and, of course, social security and medicare represent socialism. and should have never been created. since f.d.r. and his progressive buddies started social security, not our founding fathers, that should be fairly obvious to people. speaking by the way of f.d.r.'s progressive buddies, do you know who created social security? it was a guy named harry hopkins. the closest advisor to f.d.r. he was also accused of being a spy. he had a relationship with sta stalin and was one of the few people who could talk to stalin and get him to accomplish foreign policy. just remember, hopkins, same guy, created social security. so, let me tell you about social security. another recipient named ida may fuller. she was the first pe
MSNBC
Jan 26, 2010 11:00pm EST
was senator landrieu's negotiation around medicare payments in context of the health care vote. maybe they thought there's some graft there, there's some corruption and we'll appoint ourselves to go uncover it. >> allen raymond, the author of "how to rig an election" with unique experience on the manipulation of phone systems for political gain. it's valuable to have your insight. thanks very much for joining us. >> you're welcome. thanks for having me. >>> i should note one political connection here. there is one sort of strange but direct political connection here for these four men arrested in this case. the father of one of them i noted is an acting u.s. attorney in louisiana. and that acting u.s. attorney in louisiana only has that job right now because republican senator david vitter put a hold on the nominee to replace that u.s. attorney. so, again, we don't have any idea if connections like that count as political connections, that count as things that are suspicious in the case of an alleged crime like this. but at this point we know very little about the motivations b
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2010 9:00am EST
medicare, medicaid as being the entitlements of great concern to us. interest on the national debt is truly obligatory, it has to be paid, it's an entitlement in the strongest sense of the word. our witnesses last week suggested we need some target thes. we don't need to be out there doing ad hoc things, we need some target to shoot at, and they were suggesting we try to bring the deficit down to 3% of gdp and bring the debt or at least hold it to no more than 6% of gdp. are those reasonable goals? do you think they're too level, too high, too tight, too strict? >> so, again, mr. chairman, it's not our place at cbo to suggest what your goals should be. economists don't have any analytic basis for saying, this is the crucial point in terms of debts or deficits. it is true that as we push in this country to 60%gdp at the end of this year and beyond that over the next few years, we're moving into territory that most developed countries stay out of. we are moving into territory the that is unusual in our historical experience and in the experience of other countries that we think of with
FOX News
Jan 27, 2010 4:00pm EST
spending, medicare, medication and social security and defense off the table on the freeze. it is a start and evan bayh from indiana is encouraged by that. senator, good to have you, thanks for coming. >> good to be with you, neil. >> this start, a lot of folks in the other party have said it's not enough of one. in fact it's a joke. the savings we're talking about over ten years, $250 billion, might seem like a lot but in the scheme of spending, closing in on $20 trillion, chump change. what do you say? >> well, i think you've got to have merit to both arguments. it's a significant start and neil you know that by the fact the president is roundly criticized by some segments to want more spending and debt. $250 billion is a important down payment but we need more. there are other parts of the budget this does not touch. that's why which tried to have a long-term commission to wrestle with those problems but the fact the president is willing to step up and freeze this rapidly growing parts of the boing and it's backgroundly criticized shows there's something to it. >> neil: you were
NBC
Jan 26, 2010 7:00pm EST
, homeland security, medicare, social security, foreign aid programs. that leaves just 17% of a $3.5 trillion budget subject to this spending freeze, which is aimed at saving about $25 billion a year. white house correspondent savannah guthrie h more on all this. savannah, late today they added white house salaries to the freeze, apparently. i heard liberals in washington picking all this apart today. conservatives picking it apart. i heard somebody say it's not aimed at them, it's aimed out in the country. >> reporter: no question about it. in poll after poll, independent voters put this near the top of their list of the priorities. federal spending deficit control, they are worried about it. right in time for the state of the union. the president unveiled this three-year discretionary spending freeze. you put your finger on it. notice what's not on there, defense spending and entitlement spending is the real driver of our deficits. social security, medicare and medicaid. nevertheless, they say this freeze will add up to $250 billion over ten years, but this kind of landed with a th
FOX News
Jan 27, 2010 3:00pm EST
-- turned people off as much as the substance. we don't need to reduce medicare to create new programs. we don't need $500 billion in new taxes to reform healthcare. there's a chance for the republican party and democrat party to find common sense solutions. i highway hope we'll meet them . >> the polls suggest that the people believe that the government is still broken and i guess there's a political equation that says for the party out of power that, works well but you don't want them to think that. what can you do to give the perception and get the government working again. >> start with healthcare and see if we induce climate and energy. find way to become energy independent and look at immigration, border security. we tried on social security and failed, we tried on healthcare and failed. we tried on immigration and failed. we're running out of the opportunities as a nation to try hard and fail. we need to solve some problems and i think i've demonstrated the ability to reach across the aisle and meet them halfway. that never happened in healthcare. >> thank you. >> so fa
FOX News
Jan 26, 2010 7:00pm EST
security, and foreign aid. it also would not apply to social security or medicare, medicaid, programs which are expected to account for 59% of federal spending this year. this freeze could apply to pretty much anything else from farm subsidies to transportation, to national parks. but the white house reports nobody is going to just start cutting stuff as they put it willy-nilly. >> the president will cut programs that are duplicative or serve what he believes is no important purpose. >> shepard: well, the white house says this freeze could save 10 to $15 billion next year. a little perspective? that's roughly 1% of next year's projected deficit. the freeze proposal brought a blunt response from the office of the house minority leader. congressman john boehner spokesman releasing a statement that reads: give washington democrats unprecedented spending bing, this is like announcing that you you're going on a diet after winning a pie-eating contest. for that matter, some democrats don't seem too enthusiastic either. major garrett is our senior white house correspondent. he is live there
FOX News
Jan 27, 2010 6:00pm EST
millions out of medicare and raising taxes. add failure of spending to keep the unemployment below 8% and you have the state set for massachusetts. if mr. obama doesn't seem to edge far enough to center, remember his base thinks he's gone too far already. >> bret: critics say this is a rhetorical foift pivot to th center and not one of substance. say there is substance behind it. do you think the address is as far as he's going to go? >> partly this was foretold before election in massachusetts. pivot to the economy. that was already in the work. the rest of the steps he's announcing, some are substantive. bill clinton didn't have the same burden to carry. he was not creature of the left that obama has been. he could venture farther without alienating the base. it's harder for obama. >> bret: we'll see. thank you. fox news coverage of the "state of the union" address begins at 8:55 p.m. eastern time on fox news channel. there are questions in one california community about whether one very important book should be kicked out of school. and questions about what happened on christmas d
FOX News
Jan 27, 2010 4:00am EST
freeze, it leaves things untouched like social security, healthcare spending under medicare and medicaid. all spending -- halt spending on wars, aid to veteran, homeland security and foreign aid. all else in theory is on the table, 17% of the budget. the campaign, mr. obama rejected this very idea. >> the problem with the spending freeze is you are using a hatchet where you need a scalpel. >> reporter: fast forward and john mccain had the last laugh. >> thank you for taking me back down memory lane. [ laughter ] but i think that the president understands now how serious this problem is. and it requires hatchets and scalpel scalpels. >> reporter: the white house briefed democrats last night on the spending freeze proposal and didn't offer a lot of details. until they do, majority leader harry reid and nancy pelosi, are non-committal. >> glenn: major, thank you. home prices rose for the sixth straight month in november. standard & poor's case-shiller index reports the biggest gains were in phoenix and san francisco. the biggest declines were in new york and chicago. consumer confidence is
FOX News
Jan 27, 2010 1:00am EST
turns 65. so the first year of the baby-boomers, 1.5 million seniors will be eligible for medicare. 1.2 million the year after that and that's more than double we have retiring this year. we will see an explosion of entitlement costs that will make this dev stit look small, compare to the long term and he is doing nothing. medicare, medicaid, social security -- he's doing nothing to touch those. caller: let me be the simpleton that i can be. when i had a business, we needed to generated business to pay for the lights and the copier and everything else. the focus should be on the stimulus bill. if it's working and generating all of these jobs which will then generate tax income. if it is not working, we need to go to plan b., really fast. frankly, i don't see the jobs numbers. i don't see the jobs and unemployment. it is not working. but we need to generate income. tax cuts, different employers? i don't know what it is. >> you could repeal a parted of the increase in the stimulus package. that would be a real cut, saying we are not spending this. caller: that's $523 billion less. >> if y
NBC
Jan 27, 2010 12:00pm EST
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WETA
Jan 27, 2010 12:30am EST
propose a freeze onome domestic spending. untouched would beefense spending, social secury, medicare, and dicaid. the ve could save $250 billion, but iwould hardly dent a projected $6 illion deficit ov the next decade. >> it would be a step the right diction, but a small step. >> rorter: evan bayh and john mccainant to freeze earmarks, crte a deficit reduction acunt, and give the president a line-item veto. senator bayh hopes t move could change voter minds about govement. >> we have to stand wi those who are paying the bls and showhat the government can discipline itseland make the difficult decisions,ust as families and businses have to do eh and every day. >> rorter: but it's a difficult cision for lawmaks, too. putting the tion's fiscal use in order collides with plans to stimulate the ecomy and eate jobs. nator kent contrad says reducing the dicit requires tough choices one wants to ma now. >> iwe look back to the lessons of the great dression, in 1937 they triedprematurely, to rein inhe deficit, and employment exploded. we don't want to repeathat exercise. but we do ha a need t
CSPAN
Jan 26, 2010 8:00pm EST
shortfalls in the medicare cost sharing program for low-income, qualifying individuals and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: under the speaker's announced policy of january 6, 2009, the gentleman from virginia, mr. goodlatte, is recognized for 60 minutes as a designee of the minority leader. mr. goodlatte: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, thomas jefferson once wrote, to preserve the independence of the people, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. we must make our election between economy and liberty or profusion and servitude. unfortunately, it increasingly appears congress has chosen the latter path of profusive spending and the servitude to big government that results therefrom. for the next 60 minutes, i and my colleagues are going to talk about the problems our country faces from a very different perspective than you have heard during the last 60 minutes. i want to start by pointing out the nature of this problem in terms of government spending. this chart shows the deficit each year starting in 2000 and in 2000-2001, first a democratic pre
PBS
Jan 26, 2010 7:00pm EST
on some domestic spending. untouched would be defense spending, social security, medicare, and medicaid. the move could save $250 billion, but it would hardly dent a projected $6 trillion deficit over the next decade. >> it would be a step in the right direction, but a small step. >> reporter: evan bayh and john mccain want to freeze earmarks, create a deficit reduction account, and give the president a line-item veto. senator bayh hopes the move could change voters' minds about government. >> we have to stand with those who are paying the bills and show that the government can discipline itself and make the difficult decisions, just as families and businesses have to do each and every day. >> reporter: but it's a difficult decision for lawmakers, too. putting the nation's fiscal house in order collides with plans to stimulate the economy and create jobs. senator kent contrad says reducing the deficit requires tough choices no one wants to make now. >> if we look back to the lessons of the great depression, in 1937 they tried, prematurely, to rein in the deficit, and unemployme
FOX News
Jan 27, 2010 9:00am EST
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WETA
Jan 26, 2010 7:00pm EST
because they understand if y fail to act, social securi isoing broke. medicare is going brok it is t progressive to allow those prrams to fail. >> woouff: senator greg, why is this bipartisan tasforce idea that the o of you were pushing,hy was that the right way to go or w is it the righway to go? >> because thesessues are so big, judy, thayou can't adess them in a partisan way. you have to have evebody at the ble. everytng has to be on the table-- entitlemts and tax issu-- or otherwise the american peopldon't trust the sults. e american people inherently undersnd if it isn't bipaisan, it probably won't be fr. weet up this task force in a manner that not only w bipartisan but also requir super majories to report. 14 o18. so that ither side could gain the other. it required per majorities to pasit in the senate so body could game anybody. the results of thitask force woulbe seen as fair, honest and bipartisan, and wod have popular support which is vy important. any initiati that affects these types ofrograms like medicare, medicaid and tax. >> woodruff: if it was sh a od idea, why wer
MSNBC
Jan 27, 2010 3:00pm EST
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FOX News
Jan 27, 2010 1:00pm EST
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CSPAN
Jan 27, 2010 2:00am EST
work throughout the tin your period spending on social security, medicare and medicaid are rising relative to the economy because the aging population and rising health care costs. discretionary spending is declining as a share of gdp over the period. crucially dependent on the baseline assumption of appropriations will increase only with inflation and more rapidly as they have with most of the past several decades. on top of that then there is the effect of the cyclical recovery as the economy improves the spending related to benefit programs will decline, tax revenue will rise, the effects also on top of that it affects the legislation so the stimulus package spending will wane and the tax increases in tax rates scheduled to occur under the current law as to those one, 2003 tax cuts expire will push up revenues considerably. all of those forces are at work throughout the production. i think basically what you are seeing in the first set of figures is declines in the deficit due to the cyclical recovery and increasing taxes as earlier tax cuts expire, and what you will see later,
CNN
Jan 26, 2010 8:00pm EST
medicare and medicaid that is going to drive us right into the roof here in the next few years, that effort to form a commission was rejected today by the senate. and that's a setback, i think, for budget hogs and for what the president wants to make part of his agenda in the coming year. >> so, eric, where is the disconnect between the senate and the public? in your view, why has the senate turned against him in this big challenge to fix the economy? he's obviously trying to address what he's been hearing, but it's like it's just around the edges, so whats the bigger issue here? >> i think the bigger issue here is the president says he's going to fix the spending after it's been raised 20%, but the health care stimulus a majority of americans think was wasted. just today ron nabors from the budget office was quoted around capitol hill that liberals should take heart that this doesn't really affect agencies, and by the way, the president is going to continue to pursue health care and a jobs bill that he says will help the deficit, but very view people, in the middle class particularl
MSNBC
Jan 26, 2010 8:00pm EST
the notion that we should freeze that when there may be, for example this medicare subsidy doesn't make sense. let me tell you another place where i'd like to look for some savings. we're currently spending $10 billion a month in iraq, when they have a $79 billion surplus. it seems to me that if we're going to be strong at home as well as strong abroad, we've got to look at bringing that war to a close. >> and in another largely symbolic move, the administration confirming the president will announce a salary freeze tomorrow night for senior white house officials and top political appointees. let's bring in as promises, university of california at berkeley, robert reich, also the author of "supercapitalism" now out in paperback. thanks again for your time, sir. >> good evening, keith. >> as you understand this idea, what is it supposed to achieve and will it achieve that? >> well, i don't know. that's a very very good question. if the economy were at full capacity, if everybody had a job, if we were worried about inflation, maybe then, under those circumstances you want to get the
FOX
Jan 27, 2010 5:00am EST
and democrats concerned they may be railroaded into cutting social security and medicare. the "new york times" reports the president will create i bipartisan task force anyway. a congressionally mandated panel gave the obama administration a failing grade for its efforts to prepare if a terrorist attack. >>> the state of the union address and response is scheduled for tonight at 9:00 here on fox 5. >>> find out how two commuter planes came a little bit too close to each other. >> stop the music as the judge lays out the ruling about a famous dancing scene at a washington monument. we'll explain. shop smarter at kmart with the free... shopour way rewards card. earn and spend unlimited rewards on qualifying... products when you shop at kmart and sears stores. plus, chances to win k'ching surprises at kmart checkout. for the most rewarding rewards card... there's smart, and there's kmart smart. a lecture on physics in california ...is watched in milwaukee. an american soldier overseas ...keeps up with his classes back home. a father helps his daughter find the name of saturn's largest
HLN
Jan 27, 2010 6:00am EST
in social security and medicare. the white house is going to do something. president obama is expected to set up a deficit panel. it's going to be more advisory. the deficit is slightly down from last year's record, 1 hadn't $4 trillion, according to congressional numbers. americans took their newfound free time and used it to help the people around them. that's good news in a bad economy. more than 63 million of you volunteered vazing money, building homes, collecting food, tutoring kids. the labor department says it's more than 1.5 people than the year before. people can't give cash, but they are giving their time. >> more volunteers. thank you. >>> police believe they found the remains of a college student who disappeared at a metallica keown sert. she was last seen at the arena in charlottesville. a farmer found the body on his property. her mother is speaking out about the likelihood her daughter may not come home alive. >>> so, back to our story, we told you police are sure they found the body of a missing virginia tech student. here is what morgan's mom had to say after
CBS
Jan 27, 2010 5:00am EST
cuts like medicare and social security and conservatives are concerned about tax hikes. we'll broadcast the state of the union tonight on channel 9. coverage starts at 9:00 with the president's speech followed by the republican response and then get more reaction on 9 news now at 11:00 and then at wusa9.com. >>> the man accused of attacking a student at montgomery college in takoma park is in jail this morning. police say they captured the suspect last night at the day's inn near georgia avenue and 13th street. the campus was locked down for hours yesterday after a female student was assaulted in a bathroom at the new performing arts building. police say the suspect is a man many his 20s but have not said whether he is also a student. >>> an autopsy will confirm whether remains found on a central virginia farm are those of a college student missing since october. morgan hairington is the virginia tech student who disappear pd after a rock concert in charlottesville. a farmer discovered the remains ten miles from the concert site. they hope the autopsy autopsy will reveal the cause of de
CNN
Jan 27, 2010 11:00am EST
to medicare and medicaid, obviously, and to tax relief. when you look at medicare, is that not money going to the states as well? >> reporter: yes. the medicaid -- as you know, medicaid is a split between the federal government and the states. >> absolutely. >> reporter: for example, in new york state, normally new york state pays 50 cents on the dollar. thanks to the stimulus, new york state now is paying less, 8 cents of all the dollars spent on medicaid in new york is stimulus money so it's 58 cents, 8 plus 50 that's now coming from the federal government. that's a big savings for new york state and that's saving jobs in new york state. >> and clear this up for me. the other huge chunk of that graph that you put up for everyone was tax relief. is that to individuals and corporations? break that out for me, if you would. >> reporter: right. we've had, as you know, the cash for clunkers. >> yes. >> reporter: the incentives for first-time home buyers, a lot of help to the middle class. yeah, a lot of that is going for individuals over there. it is helping out, but you don't see an in
MSNBC
Jan 27, 2010 5:00pm EST
drugs. medicare will have ten more years of life. there are so many good things that flow from reform. i think we should move forward on that and if people in the other party want to say we are going to take that away from you, let them campaign on that. >> when you look at the long fight over health care and the president fought the good fight over that and the total opposition of the republican party, no support within the republican party even among people who are centrist mainstream conservatives, no help from michael enzi in wyoming or voinovich in ohio who is retiring or collins or olympia snowe. nobody has come aboard, certainly not grassley. is there any real hope on the part of the president he can bring the republicans who are not far right wingers aboard to get a health care plan done next year? is it possible? >> we are going to give them the opportunity again. there has been a political decision it feels like from the leadership in the party in congress to sit on the sidelines in the hopes that if the president somehow fails, if the country fails that the republica
MSNBC
Jan 27, 2010 1:00pm EST
the way, every agency of government has its waste. we are looking at fraud in medicare, defense department. very large corporate interests. everything has to be on the table. >> you have real divisions within the democratic party. not just house versus senate now. senate versus senate. liberals versus conservatives. and evan bayh and others facing tough re-elections. do not want to show health care to muscle through on reconciliation. saying why -- what's the magic of 60? we have to do something. yesterday jim clyburn said we should take the consumer protection issues and not try to swallow the senate bill. is health care dead? >> no. well -- if i have anything to say about it -- look, i will tell you what's dead. 45,000 people every single year die because they don't get access to a doctor when they should. we know all about the massachusetts elections. you know what, we have a health care crisis in this country. and i think that if when we end up passing is not as comprehensive as some may have wanted so what. you have to deal with insurance reform, we are fighting for a revol
HLN
Jan 27, 2010 12:00pm EST
helpful and nice. they filed all the paperwork, and medicare and my insurance covered the cost. we can work directly with medicare or with your insurance company. we can even help with financing. if there's a way, we'll find it! so don't wait any longer, call the scooter store today. >>> a lot of police activity on the north side of chicago right by the northwestern university campus, which houses the law university and the medical school. the focus, though, is on one particular building. officials say a man with a gun in his waist band was spotted in the elevator of the rubloff building which houses at least some classrooms and also offices. no reports of shootings, no injuries, no threats, but the school is asking everyone in the rubloff building, which is right on lakeshore drive around chicago avenue, if you know the area, just north of the loop, to stay in their offices, lock their doors. that's the large building on the left of your screen. the man described as a white male in his 20s about, 5'9" with brown-blond hair wearing a button down shirt, blue jeans and a black leathe
CNN
Jan 27, 2010 5:00pm EST
plan, and represeand rpt -- representative ryan has put medicare on vouchers which is a better defense for him as a whole. >> well, there could be an infusion of market mechanisms to help there as opposed to cost controls which are quality reducers, yes, we would lower costs, and we would maintain costs -- >> do you like the voucher idea? >> i like anything with a market mechanism to it. i also like government-run, how about this, high-risk pools, and we would be for reducing or eliminating pre-existing conditions, and a lot of places where we come together, but he has not reached out one time. >> mary and paul are -- >> you are not going to come at 70% and not now. >> and mary and paul will be with us throughout the night with our coverage. standby, and we will check in with jack cafferty and the cafferty file and also with the team in haiti to see what is happening there. much more of the coverage as we await the president about three hours away, a joint session of the congress and senate in a state of the union address. >>> let's get right back to jack for the cafferty file. >> ques
CSPAN
Jan 26, 2010 11:00pm EST
florida exemption for medicare advantage or the $11 billion in clinics in maine or the louisiana purchase or it might be exemptions from executive pay controls in big phrma, it could be anything. it will add and add and add over on this side until all of this no political capital, all who knew it was a bad idea what it began, enough has moved to the plus side, to neutral, where if you put that final little weight on the skile, i like to call it the straw that breaks the camel's back, clink, it goes over this way. now there's enough support to pass a bill and that's when they ram it through and they don't let you up for air because they're afraid they'll lose votes . when that little moment comes, when they think they've got the votes, it comes through and that's why, that's why the united states senate was doing business for three constant weeks without a break and that's why they were doing business on christmas eve, to pass socialized medicine, with the 60-40 majority on december 24, christmas eevek, because they finally stacked the scales to the point where, clink, it would go
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2010 5:00pm EST
security and medicare and medicaid as being the entitlements of great concern to us. the national debt is obligatory and has to be a case, it's an entitlement in a strong sense of the word. our witnesses last we suggested we need targets, we don't need to do ad hoc thing is a lease for the intermediate and long run but we need targets to shoot at and they were suggesting we should try to bring the deficit down 23% of gdp and. the data or and least told it to no more than 60% of gdp. are those reasonable goals? to do you think there are too high or too tight or too strict? >> so i can mr. chairman it's not our place at cbo to suggest what your goal should be. economists don't have a analytic basis for saying this is the crucial point. in terms of debt or deficits. it is true that as we push in this country to 60% of its gdp this. beyond that over the next few years removing into territory that most developed countries stay out of it. we are moving into territory that is unusual in our historical experience and the experience of other countries that we think of with solid economic situ
CNN
Jan 27, 2010 1:00pm EST
. >> medicare, everything. >> everything except for cost of living adjustment. this is not that. this is different, because the president also has to say to people, i want to help to us spend, because we need to stimulate employment, and i understand that is my job. so it is quite nuanced, and we will have to see whether the american public buys it or not, because as your polls have been showing all day, they are really think that the country not back on the right track yet. >> and you know, back in august, we spoke regularly about this when the president went on the health care plan, and went for the push and town hall meetings and the tea parties, and the real shift is seeming to occur between the people who say it is about health care and isn't, and it is about how this government continues to spend money, and how best does the president address this, because it is c convolut convoluted. >> well, it is back in april when you take a look at the polls like i do, it was back in april when we started to see the president having a dropoff with the independent voters, and to me, something w
ABC
Jan 27, 2010 7:00am EST
entitlement programs like medicare. >> if people are hungry, you want to make sure we're spending appropriately, so nobody goes hungry. if we're spending money on weapons systems that are no longer relevant in the fight against terrorism, you want to eliminate that. >> one thing that populars presidents do, is they step on the toes of their own constituencies. >> reporter: there's going to be a push on job creation, especially with small businesses. eliminating the capital gains tax for investments for small businesses. and a tax credit for businesses who hire. george? >> thanks, jake. >>> and for more on this, let's bring in the white house press secretary, robert gibbs, over at the white house this morning. robert, the president has a pretty tough challenge tonight. most americans think the country is going in the wrong direction. that number has been growing, as well. how does the president convince them that they're wrong? and will he say tonight that the state of the union is strong? >> well, george, i think he'll outline the fact that we have lived through one of the most ch
CSPAN
Jan 26, 2010 8:00pm EST
, social security, medicare, veterans programs. that's by far the lion share of the budget. and the next biggest share is the defense. that's not part of what the president is disgusting. he is talking about a shared the budget that is about 16217 that the overall budget, about one seventh of the budget that is domestic discretionary spending and here's proposing a freeze in those categories. so they're certainly not going to solve the problem. you will make a modest contribution to reducing long-term deficits and debt, although to make a contribution that grows over time, which is very important. much more has to be done as the white house has acknowledged. [inaudible] well, look on the there's no question in my mind that additional steps need to be taken to help build the environment in which jobs can be created. i asked the congressional budget office, what are the most effective things that could be done for job creation? they came back and said, in terms of federal policy, the most important things that could be done is that tax credit for creating new jobs, they said small-business
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2010 10:00am EST
talking about controlling costs , when on the first day he came in he could have gotten that medicare bill repealed. the fundamental state of our union needs to be flawed when no one will take responsibility for the state of our union, but just told the ideological or business ties as the motivation for their lives, as opposed to the founding fathers. guest: thank you for that comment. esolution expressing support for designation of january as poverty in america awareness month. the speaker pro tempore: the question is will the house suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the host: rep chris van hollen, what do you want to hear from the president? guest: and little recap of where we have been the last year. the president will point out a
MSNBC
Jan 27, 2010 6:00am EST
, medicare going bankrupt, social security -- >> everybody's figured out the rhetoric. they've figured out the rhetoric. now let's see if we can get anything done. >> how do you do? >> america's watching our political leaders and asking that very question. do they work for the country, for voters, for -- >> the concern crosses party line. >> we get the rhetoric. a kindergarten could do the rhetoric at this point. >> here's an actual plan. here's a way to do it. here's a specific, actual idea and plan. >> dylan ratigan is going to read that plan -- >> i already looked at it. your health care stuff makes a ton of sense. just assign the credit to the people and let people -- anyway, we'll do it another time. >> and let me ask really quickly, do you agree with chuck schumer and orrin hatch's plan that we talked about earlier today? harold ford also supports it, that you give tax cuts to small businesses in the form of payroll tax to hire unemployed workers? >> i think a payroll tax is a good idea, but we shouldn't be doing tax increases in 2011 on small businesses, which is in the plan. st
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2010 12:00pm EST
, medicare, and other costs and is finding ways over perhaps not even elite but over a number of years to bring down the cost per person health care. i have not read the cbo study. i know enough to know that health care economists have differed quite a bit about implications of different proposals and different measures. so i'm not going to weigh in with a number. i don't have a good number to give you. only to repeat what i've said before, which is as part of this process, it's very, very important that we do our best, not to reduce the quality of care or reduce coverage or to make health care worse here this is a very inefficient system and there must be ways to reduce the cost of delivering that health care, and there have been many ideas suggested, ranging from information technology, to various incentive payments, to experimental or evidence-based medicine. i just want to reiterate that because it is critical that we get a stable and sustainable fiscal trajectory going forward, we do need to address this issue. and i don't think we can get a sustainable fiscal situation with
CBS
Jan 27, 2010 3:05am EST
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CNN
Jan 27, 2010 4:00am EST
their homes. there is a medicare benefit that may qualify you for a new power chair or scooter at little to no cost to you. stay tuned for this important medicare benefit information and free scooter guarantee. imagine... one scooter or power chair that could improve your mobility and your life. one medicare benefit that, with private insurance, may entitle you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen ... great news. your power chair will be paid in full. the scooter store. why should you call the scooter store today? because their mobility experts are also medicare experts. and that means the scooter store is your best shot at qualifying for a scooter that costs you little to nothing. hi i'm doug harrison. at the scooter store, 97% of our medicare customers pay little to nothing out of pocket. how do we do it? we know what it takes to get you your power chair or scooter. it's our strength. it's our mission. and we back it up with the scooter store guarantee. if we qualify you and medicare denies your claim for a new powerchair or scooter, i'll g
CBS
Jan 27, 2010 2:05am EST
geico.com. who need assistance getting around their homes. there is a medicare benefit that may qualify you for a new power chair or scooter at little or no cost to you. imagine... one scooter or power chair that could improve your mobility and your life. one medicare benefit that, with private insurance, may entitle you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen ... your power chair will be paid in full. the scooter store. hi i'm doug harrison. we're experts at getting you the power chair or scooter you need. in fact, if we qualify you for medicare reimbursement and medicare denies your claim, we'll give you your new power chair or scooter free. i didn't pay a penny out of pocket for my power chair. with help from the scooter store, medicare and my insurance covered it all. call the scooter store for free information today. and those germs can end up on your soap pump. fact: your soap pump can harbor hundreds of bacteria. but now there's a way to help stop the spread of germs. introducing the new lysol no-touch hand soap system. it senses hands,
MSNBC
Jan 27, 2010 4:00am EST
you're over 65, have diabetes and are on medicare, call now and we'll send you a free meter. it offers alternate site testing, so you can test on your arm. no more pricking your fingers. so it's less painful. it makes a big difference. and to make it even less painful, the cost of your diabetes testing supplies may be covered by medicare. join over a million others who have chosen liberty medical. call now and get your free meter. plus, for a limited time, get a free cookbook when you join. call the number on your screen. do you want to try my crest extra white with scope outlast? i'm good. i bet your breath will still feel fresh when the movie's over. if i win, i'm going to vegas with the boys. ok. if i win, you're going to yoga with me. i love yoga. [ female announcer ] new crest extra white plus scope outlast. for a whiter smile and a fresh breath feeling that lasts up to 5 times longer than ordinary toothpaste. still fresh? yip. i want to be mad but it's tough with that smile. [ female announcer ] crest extra white plus scope outlast. vegas. we're shopping for car insurance, and ou
MSNBC
Jan 27, 2010 3:00am EST
you need to understand your meter. if you're over 65, have diabetes and are on medicare, call now and we'll send you a free meter. it offers alternate site testing, so you can test on your arm. no more pricking your fingers. so it's less painful. it makes a big difference. and to make it even less painful, the cost of your diabetes testing supplies may be covered by medicare. join over a million others who have chosen liberty medical. call now and get your free meter. plus, for a limited time, get a free cookbook when you join. call the number on your screen. but there's one that's so clever, it makes your skin look better even after you take it off. neutrogena healthy skin liquid makeup. 98% of women saw improvement in their skin's natural texture, tone, or clarity. does your makeup do that? neutrogena® cosmetics recommended most by dermatologists.
CBS
Jan 26, 2010 7:00pm EST
budgets of medicare medicaid, and social security. it's expected to save a mere $250 billion over ten years. that's less than 3% of the $9 trillion that will be added to the national debt during that period. still, the white house says every little bit helps. >> this is not the only thing we're going to be doing to bring down the deficit but what i would say is it's a start. >> reporter: many liberals are furious at the president, bombarding the internet with predictions that social programs will be targeted. republicans say it's not enough. >> we've been on quite a binge over the last 12 months and it's going to take a lot more than this kind of modest freeze to get us back on the right track. >> reporter: some republicans say it's little more than a gimmick. as one put it "it's like going on a diet after winning a pie-eating contest." even some democrats are warning of economic calamity if dramatic action isn't taken. >> we are on a course that is totally unsustainable. >> reporter: despite all the red ink, the senate today rejected creation of a bipartisan commission to design
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